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5 Best Beginner Level Nutrition Books You Should Read

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There is a lot of conflicting information out there in regards to what approaches are best when it comes to your health. How do you know what foods to avoid and not avoid? What are macro nutrients? And Is there a certain diet you should follow?

The more information you have when it comes to nutrition, the smarter and more informed decisions you can make. Here are in our opinion the 5 best nutrition books that will give you an amazing foundation for the key issues and give you an excellent jump start in how to feed your body and how it responds to the choices you make.

1. The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom – by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

Many people visit whole30.com each month and share their stories of lifestyle makeovers and weight loss. Thousands of them have read “It Starts with Food,” which is a book that explains the science behind the program. The Whole30 provides recipe-by-recipe, step-by-step guidebook that will allow millions of people to experience the transformation of their life in just 4 weeks. Authors’ critically-acclaimed Whole30 program helped thousands of people transform how they think about their lives, bodies, and food. Melissa and Dallas Hartwig’s approach leads to effortless weight loss and better health, along with great improvements in energy levels, self-esteem, mood, and sleep quality.

“It Starts with Food,” their first book, explained the science behind their life-changing program. Now, Melissa and Dallas bring you The Whole30, a stand-alone, step-by-step plan to break unhealthy habits, improve digestion, reduce cravings, and strengthen your immune system. The Whole30 contains more than one hundred chef-developed recipes, designed to build your confidence in the kitchen and inspire your taste buds. In addition, the book also contains community resources, real-life success stories, and an extensive FAQ to give you the support you need on your journey.

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2. 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse – by J.J. Smith

10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse will jump-start your weight loss, clear your mind, increase your energy level, and improve your overall health. Made of up super-nutrients from fruits and leafy greens, green smoothies are healthy and filling and you will enjoy drinking them. Your energy and health will improve to levels you never thought possible, and your body will be thankful for drinking them. If you stick with it, it is an experience that could change your life. The book contains recipes, shopping list, as well as detailed instructions for the 10-day cleanse, along with suggestions for getting the best results. Additionally, it offers advice on how to maintain good health and continue to lose weight afterwards.

3. The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food and Lose More Weight – by Haylie Pomroy and Eve Adamson

The author’s helped many people lose up to 20 pounds in just one month, all through the fat-burning power of food. Haylie is hailed as “the metabolism whisperer,” and he reminds us that food isn’t the enemy. In fact, it is the rehab needed to rev-up your broken-down, sluggish metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning furnace. You are going to eat a lot on this plan. You’ll have to eat 3 full meals and at least 2 snacks each day, and you are still going to lose weight. However, you are not going to count a single fat gram or calorie.

Additionally, you will be able to eat all food groups, and you are not going to go carb-free or vegan. Instead, you are going to rotate what you are eating throughout the week according to a proven plan which is carefully designed to induce precise physiological changes that will speed-up your metabolism. In one month not only will you see the weight fall off, you will also see your blood sugar stabilize, your cholesterol drop, your sleep improve, your energy increase, and you stress reduce. All thanks to the miraculous power of delicious, real, satisfying food.

4. It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways – by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig

It Starts with Food outlines a balanced, clear, and sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever, and transform your life in unexpected ways. Your story starts with the Whole30®, which is the authors’ powerful 30-day nutritional reset. During last few years, their program has quietly led thousands of people to enhanced quality of life, weight loss, and a healthier relationship with food. All this is accompanied by stunning improvements in mood, energy levels, sleep, and self-esteem. Additionally, a number of people have reported the elimination of a variety of symptoms, conditions, and diseases in just 30 days.

These include high cholesterol, obesity, eczema, chronic fatigue, sinus infections, migraines, celiac disease, bipolar disorder, Lyme disease, autism, hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, depression, acid reflux, allergies, asthma, psoriasis, acne, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Now, the authors detail not just the “how”, but also the “why,” summarizing the science in accessible, simple manner. The book reveals how specific foods may be having negative effects on how you feel, look, and live, in ways that you would never associate with your diet.

Melissa and Dallas outline their lifelong strategy for eating good food in one detailed action plan designed to help you create a healthy metabolism, calm systemic inflammation, heal your digestive tract, and put an end to unhealthy habits, carvings, and relationship with food. “It Starts with Food” is based on the latest scientific research as well as real-life experience, and includes a detailed shopping guide, testimonials, a Meal Map with creative, delicious recipes, a meal-planning template, and much more.

5. Trim Healthy Mama Plan: The Easy-Does-It Approach to Vibrant Health and a Slim Waistline – by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison

All the food groups are in, and counting calories is out. Becoming healthy and trim does not have to be painstaking or difficult anymore. After trying almost each fad diet out there, the authors took matters into their own hands. Barrett and Allison created the Trim Healthy Mama Plan through trial and error and much research, which is the breakthrough lifestyle program to help readers of all stages and ages to slim down, get healthy and keep off the weight once and for all.

The simplified, improved, practical plan, which is based on the authors’ successful self-published book, shows you a unique way to lose weight and get healthy by eliminating sugar, and still eating delicious, hearty food. The highly effective eating approach centers on Energizing meals (which include more protein and carbs) and Satisfying meals (which include more protein and fats), as they are the key to success. The book includes a list of key super foods to eat on plan, pantry stocking and lifestyle advice, menu plans, and time-saving tips to help you successfully reach your goals.

  • I’ve done a Whole30 in the past and soon after became curious about the scientific research provided in the book, It Starts With Food. As I am a student studying nutritional science and currently work as a researcher, I decided to review the citations the authors provide for each chapter of the book and see if the science matched up with the claims being made.

    Unfortunately, I found that a majority of the cited claims were very misleading or completely false. This book can substantially mislead people about what a proper healthy diet looks like due to this inaccurate information. You can read some of my chapter reviews of the book here:

    http://nutritionasiknowit.com/whole30/

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